Cover Front
Shading Simple to Complex
Sketchbooking Long Quick Study
Line of Balance Sea Creatures
Texture Chapter Opener
Texture Spread
Weight Variation
Texture Follow Form
Texture Follow Form
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Pen & Ink Drawing: A Simple Guide covers the essential aspects of pen and ink drawing and more. It explores basic materials and instruments; fundamental properties of strokes and pen control; key elements of shading; and indispensable techniques for creating vibrant textures. As a bonus, a chapter is devoted to what the author refers to as, the secret Line of Balance. This book is not just written to instruct but also to inspire enthusiasts of pen and ink and drawing as well.

  • Paperback: 166 pages

  • Publisher: Three Minds Press; 1 edition (December 11, 2015)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 0997046538

  • ISBN-13: 978-0997046533

  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.4 x 11 inches

  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds

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Sara Quashnie

January 2, 2017

Alphonso Dunn has written a clear, comprehensive, easy to understand guide to the basics of drawing. His book doesn't just cover the pen and ink technique, he touches on the foundations of drawing that make a piece go from "ok" to "Great!" His writing style is more conversational, so I felt like I was being coached by a friend instead of sitting in a lecture hall. A must-have in your art kit!

J. Robertson

December 11, 2015

I have been following Alphonso for the past few months and his drawing instruction is superb. I have never related to any other instructor or teaching medium as well as I do to his methodologies. He teaches you how to see complex forms as they really are, simple forms made complex. He really has a passion for drawing and that love shows through in everything he does. He has spent most of his time teaching people for free and he put all of his knowledge into this wonderful book. This is a must own for any aspiring arist or even advanced artists who want to increase their competence in pen and ink.

Price DeHay

December 26, 2016

Fantastic guide and an excellent companion to Mr Dunn's Youtube work which is a great series on drawing and rendering. His ability to break complex subjects down and build them from the ground up really shines in this book, which also has tons of examples and exercises.